In the Media

December 21, 2011 – The Source Weekly – Fish and Farmers Find Common Ground on the Crooked River

Its no secret that irrigation withdrawals have a major impact on stream flows in the Deschutes Basin. From Wickiup Reservoir in the pine forested Cascade foothills south of Bend to the Juniper dotted canyons outside Terrebonne, the rise and fall of the river is dictated less by snow and rain than the opening and closing of steel gates that meter out water to the legions of farmers on the High Desert.

November 24, 2011 – Bend Bulletin – Flows increasing on parts of Deschutes

Flows have increased significantly and anglers are reminded to exercise caution when wading. No recent reports, but there should be good fishing for rainbow and brown trout. Rainbow trout average 10 to 16 inches, while brown trout up to 26 inches are available. Anglers will find better access downstream of Lower Bridge.

November 29, 2011 – Bend Bulletin – Let’s keep surface water

I have read that clean, safe water is the new gold of the world, and becoming more expensive as time and population growth continue. Our surface water from Bridge Creek is pure and flows through pristine land — no logging, no mining, no industry — a rare resource in the 21st century.